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Owner Latha Annamalai runs Eye Level Learning to help students improve their Math and English skills. (Staff photo)

Owner Latha Annamalai runs Eye Level Learning to help students improve their Math and English skills. (Staff photo)

By Amanda Foust

One of the first steps to developing a better understanding of a subject area and improving comprehension is choosing the right learning center for your child’s needs, according to director Sath Annamalai of Eye Level Learning in Carmel.

Eye Level is a South Korea-based company that has been in existence for 25 years in the United States. There are 200 locations in the United States and 780 throughout the world, and the company opened a new location in Carmel in March.

“Eye Level is an international supplementary education program,” said Janet White, an Eye Level Learning regional manager.

She said that the company’s learning centers offer assistance in Math and English in curriculums approved by the National Counsel of Teachers of Math and English.

The Math curriculum focuses on basic and critical thinking.

“A critical thinking skill set is a need in the Carmel area. Carmel is number one in education, and I believe we will have a way to help the kids out,” Annamalai said.

The English curriculum offers programs to master English skills such as listening, speaking, reading and writing.

Eye Level was founded by Young Joong Kang in South Korea. Originally the company was called Enopi, which means Eye Level in Korean. The name was a result of viewing things from a child’s point of view in order to offer the best help.

“The teaching is delivered with the students’ perspective in mind,” White said.

All kids get one-on-one time with the teacher. Enough time is spent with all the children to understand where the students are initially. The intention is cultivating study habits, which Annamalai and White believe is a plus for parents.

White said, “Concentration and confidence are increased, analytical skills are sharpened, and study habits are developed. This really helps parents with frustration.”

Annamalai enjoys explaining how the learning center sessions work.

“It is a classroom setting,” he said. “The ratios are English 4:1 and Math 5:1 in 45 minute sessions. We have our own materials and curriculum. The teachers also review homework with the kids.”

“We offer help to all levels. We try to build a strong foundation and close the gaps,” White said. “The curriculum is individually based. We can change things on the spot if there’s any difficulty.”

Eye Level is located at 12545 Old Meridian Street in Carmel. The company is offering a grand opening special and waving registration fees in May. For more information call 810-1626.

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